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Fill out the downloadable form PDF to submit your nomination for Veterinary Technician of the Year!

The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2018 (nominees must be NAVTA members in good standing).



2017 Veterinary Technician of the Year:


Mary Ellen Goldberg BS, LVT, CVT, VTS- LAM (research anesthesia) SRA, CCRA, CVPP


Mary Ellen Goldberg is a graduate of Harcum College and the University of Pennsylvania. She worked at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Division of Animal Resources, and for research scientists advising on choices for anesthesia and pain management in their protocols. She was a member of VCU’s IACUC for ten years. She has been the instructor of Anesthesia and Pain Management at VetMedTeam since 2003. 


Mary Ellen has been the Executive Secretary for the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) since 2008. She is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through IVAPM. Mary Ellen is also a Surgical Research Anesthetist certified through the Academy of Surgical Research. She is on the Organizing Committee for APRVT (Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians). Currently, she is a staff member at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. (CCRA). She is also the Exam Chair for the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses.


Mary Ellen has written several books and contributed to numerous chapters regarding anesthesia, pain management, and rehabilitation and speaks at national meetings on these topics. She has worked in various areas of veterinary medicine from small animal and equine to mixed practice, coccidiosis research for a pharmaceutical company, zoo animal medicine and laboratory animal medicine since 1976.


Mary Ellen, congratulations, and thank you for all of your contributions to the Veterinary Technology/Nursing Profession!




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